Oracle VM VirtualBox Review

It works, and there is active development of the product by Oracle so that it handles OVM templates.​


Valuable Features:

There are several features we've found valuable, the most valuable of which are --

  • the simplicity of the solution;
  • the fact that it's multi-platform; and
  • it has easy-to-install applications.

Improvements to My Organization:

It works, and there is active development of the product by Oracle so that it handles OVM templates.

Room for Improvement:

An area of improvement would be the added ability to create the Oracle RAC clusters we now need to edit a properties file in order to make a VM disk sharable. It would be nice to be able to do that from the GUI.

Use of Solution:

I've been using it for personal use for self-education and training for Linux and Solaris administration, as well as for Oracle products like Database and WebLogic.

Deployment Issues:

We've had no issues with deployment.

Stability Issues:

We've had no issues with stability.

Scalability Issues:

We've had no issues with scalability.

Cost and Licensing Advice:

As it's free, the price-per-performance ratio is a big plus.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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